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The Savannah Chamber Weekly Digest
Everything You Need to Know From the Chamber

June 21, 2022

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Advocates for The Georgia Combat Readiness Training Center Funding in DC

Chamber’s VP of Governmental Affairs, Jared Downs along with Chatham County Commission Chairman Chester Ellis and Savannah Alderman Nick Palumbo flew to Washington, D.C. last week with The Coastal Georgia Military Affairs Coalition. Their mission was to advocate for the continued building, development, and strengthening of the coastal Georgia community that supports Department of Defense activities, missions, installations, personnel, and families throughout the state of Georgia. The CGMAC had three objectives:

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The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Moves to Block Georgia CRTC Closure

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee released a report denying the Biden Administration’s FY2023 budget request to close the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC).  While the report signals broad support for keeping the center open, the package still requires a full House Appropriations Committee vote before advancing to the House and Senate for final passage.

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Sneak Peek at Olmsted Savannah | Thursday, June 23

Join the Chamber for an exclusive sneak peek of Olmsted Savannah, a luxurious new downtown apartment complex voted “The Best Apartment Community” by Connect Savannah. Members can preview the modern living and lounging spaces, along with its multiple state-of-the-art amenities.

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Business on the Move at Junior Achievement Colonial Group Discovery Center | Tuesday, June 28

Join us for Business on the Move at Junior Achievement Colonial Group Discovery Center. Businesses located in the Savannah area, such as Chick-fil-A, Enmarket, and Publix will be offering hands-on financial literacy and budgeting experiences for students in the community. 

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More Networking
TuesDAY, JUly 12, 2022
Power Hour with UGA Small Business Development Resource Center
Business on the Move at Savannah Clovers
Coffee Chats at The Drayton Hotel
THURSDAY, August 25, 2022
Become an Exhibitor at the Chamber Business Expo and Business Connection


Leadership Savannah Explores why Georgia is the Best State for Business

Leadership Savannah Class of 2022 spent a fantastic day touring several locations and learning about how Savannah plays a significant part in Georgia’s economic development.

The Leadership class obtained a lot of useful insights from several partners. Savannah Economic Development Authority CEO and President, Trip Tollison, spoke about new commerce in the Savannah area, and especially SEDA’s outstanding success in bringing in the Hyundai Motor Company (현대자동차) to our region.

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Visit Savannah Sales Team at Chicago Roadshow

Visit Savannah Sales team travelled to Chicago last week for a roadshow. Team members Kellie Linder, Jeff Hewitt, Ginger McCoy, and Mark Lupfer from the Savannah Convention Center participated in variety of events including visits with clients at AMC, a happy hour at the Rose Room, Lunch at Gibson’s Italia and dinner at Lucca Osteria. The team was overjoyed to share news about the Convention’s expansion and all the latest developments brewing in Savannah.

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Opportunity for Chatham Contractors with SCCPS

Opportunity for Chatham Contractors with SCCPS
Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is hosting a conference for local contractors. Learn about the school system’s upcoming projects and opportunities for primary contractors, sub-contractors, and design professionals.

Register now for the event Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 5:30 PM – held at Jenkins Highschool.

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Welcome our newest members and remember to do business with your fellow Chamber members!

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Thank you to these members for their continued support through their membership.

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Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening events, and join us in congratulating the below members who recently hosted a celebration!

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Great Networking Over Coffee at The Clyde Market

Last week, the Chamber held it’s June Coffee Chats at The Clyde Market! Nearly 50 attendees networked and listened to local business professionals’ elevator pitches while enjoying freshly brewed coffee from The Clyde Market and delicious pastries from Auspicious Baking Company. We extend a huge thank you to our sponsor, HellCat Construction, as well as all our attendees and The Clyde Market for such a fruitful morning!

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